Transported to the land of Tuscia, Sophie accidentally saves the daughter of a wealthy family and is swept along on their journey to the Golden Tower.
Now she is the only one standing between sisters Isabella and Bia and the terrible fate their stepmother has planned.
Sophie doesn't think she is brave enough, but with the help of a talking cat, a stableboy and some very tiny mischief makers, she might be able to save the day.
follow Sophie and her talking cat on a magical adventure to Tuscia, in this heartwarming tale of friendship and bravery. Perfect for readers 9 and up - Megan (QBD)
The reader is swept away with Sophie, a thirteen-year old Australian girl spending the summer stuck at her grandmother's english cottage while her whiz-kid brother attends a prestigious summer camp. But just like every kid's daydream, when left to her own devices she stumbles upon a secret world full of adventure and talking cats that changes her life forever. A great read for any imaginative yound mind! - Laili-Yunita (QBD)
The Golden Tower is a beautifully written fantasy with elements of magic, mythology and time travel. It is based on the Italian Renaissance period and has wonderful imagery of the Italian palazzos and countryside. This story has a strong femal progagonist who deals with magical and real life villans and bullies and learns how to handle both with courage and strength. A very entertaining read! - Tracey (QBD)
The Golden Tower is a fantastic book for middle-graders looking for a book to bridge the gap between very junior fiction and more substantiall reads like Harry Potter. Sophie is shy, dyslexic and sometimes bullied at school when she accidentally crosses to Tuscia, a fantasy Renaissance-era Italy where she gets entangled in a plot to remove the royal family from the throne. A creative, warm story about friendship and empathy. Easy to read, but doesn't bring anything particularly mind-blowing to the fore. - Laura (QBD)